Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple's monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

New iOS update will rob people of personalized ads, wails antisocial giant:

Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people's privacy in an upcoming update to Apple's mobile operating system -- and promised it will do its best to invade their privacy on other platforms.

The antisocial network [...] is upset that iOS 14, due out next month, will require apps to ask users for permission before Facebook grabs data from their phones.

"This is not a change we want to make, but unfortunately Apple's updates to iOS14 have forced this decision," the behemoth bemoans before thinking the unthinkable: that it may have to end its most intrusive analytics engine for iPhone and iPad users. [...]

Amazingly, despite Facebook pointing out to Apple that it is tearing away people's right to have their privacy invaded in order to receive ads for products they might want, Cupertino continues to push ahead anyway.

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5 Responses:

  1. morgan says:

    > Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people's privacy

    aren't their users and advertisers the same thing?

  2. Dude says:

    ::gasp:: But now how will FB allow iOS-users to access anti-vaxxer bullshit, anti-Semitic rhetoric, incalculable misogyny (including active service members posting stolen photos of their female colleagues), and racist, anti-Black propaganda that has actively incited violence?

    Woe unto they.

  3. margaret says:

    ios 14.01 is already in the queue and will selectively undo any and all privacy policy improvements changes as soon as the revenue streams are renegotiated, i'm sure.

    i'm considering a new mobile and all i can think of is which second-parties do i want to let profit most by selling my first-party data to various and sundry global third-parties to?

    <grim-meathook-present>

  4. Nick Lamb says:

    it is tearing away people's right to have their privacy invaded

    ... by somebody other than Apple. Who of course need it to "improve your experience".

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